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was different. >> they're discussing the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other s
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
? >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. >> reporter: stephen prothero is a professor of religion at boston university. >> we have a lot of people who love jesus but don't know much about him. we have a lot of people who believe and hope that the bible is the word of god but they don't really bother to read it. >> reporter: and it shows. on average, americans correctly answered 16 of 32 religious knowledge survey questions. >> the three groups that come out on top in this survey are atheists and agnostics, jews along with mormons. >> reporter: at the bottom? >> mainline protestants, catholics and those who describe their religion as just nothing in particular. >> reporter: here's some of the results from the survey. when asked the dalai lama's religion... >> hindu? >> i'm going to say hindu. >> sort sort of middle eastern religion. >> reporter: fewer than half of americans correctly answered that he is... >> buddhist. >> reporter: name of the first book of the bible. >> i don't know. >> reporter: more than a third of americans don't know genesis is the first book of the bible. her
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
, putting one seat short of taking over both house of congress. panel, stephen hayes from "weekly standard," juan williams from national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, what do you make of this? this is the second report we had this week to suggest big gains, significant gains for republican in congress. >> that is from an analysis of seat-by-seat, state-by-state. i think the number that sort of explains it overall is what is called the generic ballot, where you ask someone if you vote republican or democr democratic in november? it's at the largest spread, 10-point republican lead in the 68 years of gallup will, which means it's, at a time when reagan was a democrat. this is a very long time. this is totally unprecedented. and that portends a wave election. that's like johnson in '64. like reagan in '80. gingrich in the mid-'90s. curiously, every 15 years or so. if that number holds, that generic spread of ten, then you get this kind of wave. i think you do get the house clearly will fall to the republicans. and the senate will be close. i think sabato
in 2008. now they've paid the money back and they're already to create jobs over in china. stephen bird, citigroup's cochief executive officer for the region told reuters his company plans to open up two branches a month in china for the foreseeable future and told reuters the company's strategy is progressively more weighted to emerging markets. greater china is the future he says. citigroup is entitled to do anything they want but on the brink of destruction, they turn to the american taxpayer to save their backsides. now when unemployment is at record levels, the united states people need help, they decide to create the jobs where? in china. joining me now is america's mayor, verge ben narrow. does this one make your blood boil? >> well, ed, on the one hand i don't mind businesses expanding in emerging markets but this is particularly galling. i've just -- i'm in the middle of a tour around michigan, what i call the main street fighting for main street tour. what we're hearing in cities all across the state and i know this isn't news to you is that people can't get access to capital
is a songwriter. word is stephen tyler and jennifer lopez are front-runner to res place her. those are the top stories. do you think steven tyler from aerosmith or jenny from the block are tougher judge? >> i go with steven tyler on that one. >> he may be the new simon cowell. we'll see. >> uma: that should be interesting. thank you, molly. >> thank you. >> uma: the list of worries on the minds of mid-term voters is long and growing. one theme keeps coming up time after time. laura has the latest on the fox news dynamic poll. >> the nation's economy tops the list of concerns for most american voters who took part in the latest fox news opinion dynamics poll, which also revealed who should get credit if the military action in iraq is a success. >> the latest poll shows out of the concerns the great zest the nation economy with the voters extremely or very concerned. unemployment is big on the list with 43% of voters saying they're extremely concerned and 49% of voters saying they are very concerned. the poll finds voters are extremely worried or very worried about lose ig thar jos. president bu
. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now. we are back stephen michael baer testifying today the purpose was to discuss the theory that eliminate illegal immigrants are taking far more jobs. cupbearer recently spent the day picking vegetables in a field in new york. well they appreciated the attention they ask him to leave the room. take a listen. >> you don't understand the question the question was this. i'm not asking you not to talk unmasking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement said. >> many are acre to hear his comments. >> that's fair enough. >> the chairwoman would like me to remove myself but i'm only here at her invitation. >> that's fair enough. >> well there you go. is like did you forget you invited me. they went on with the q&a and testimony we were dipping and an early major shares more signs some bikes he made some poignant remarks. >> they thought it would turn into some kind of joke and a bear was being serious. there were some jokes there to but he was serious for the most part. >> more than 80,000 volunteer
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